Program Manager - P.A.R.T.Y. Melbourne: Jen Thompson
Phone: (03) 9076 3759
Developing new ways for the the P.A.R.T.Y. Program to be used in Victoria at the NTRI, Jen is a Project Manager with a background in trauma related research. She is also a currently registered Emergency Nurse and is motivated to manage a program such as P.A.R.T.Y. that can contribute to reducing the numbers of young people attending emergency departments as victims of trauma.
Program Coordinator - The Alfred: Janet McLeod
Phone: (03) 9076 8888
Janet joined the team early 2010 with a background in Critical Care nursing, Health Promotion and experience in youth programs. She is really excited to see that ‘telling the facts’ can be both educational and entertaining. If this program influences one young person to make a different decision all the effort is worth it.
Administrative Officer - The Alfred: Maddy Hill
Phone: (03) 9076 8542
Education Extension Pack Project Manager - The Alfred: Kate Scott
Phone: (03) 9076 8814
Kate joined the P.A.R.T.Y. team in early 2012 and is excited to be overseeing the creation of the Education Extension Pack.
P.A.R.T.Y. Program volunteers
P.A.R.T.Y. Program volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds but have two main things in common - they all wish to contribute to their community by volunteering their time, and they all enjoy working with young people and wish to make a difference in their lives. They have been specially selected and trained to assist the P.A.R.T.Y. Program team. Their role is to escort the students who participate in the Program around the hospital and to assist to supervise, support and encourage them in their experience of trauma. The P.A.R.T.Y. team greatly appreciate their volunteer service and commitment to the Program and the young people who attend it.
The Alfred P.A.R.T.Y. Volunteers were winners of the 2011 Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Award for 'Outstanding Team Achievement'
P.A.R.T.Y. Program Presenters
Presenters for the Program come from a broad range of clinical specialties including Emergency Service Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health professionals and Researchers. All of our clinical presenters volunteer their time in the hope of reducing the death and disability associated with trauma in youth. Depending on availability, the Program also features specially consented patients and their families in the acute phases of treatment for trauma injuries in the Intensive Care and Trauma Units of the hospital. These patients and/or their families speak to the students of the choices they or others made and the life changing consequences resulting from these choices. They answer questions students may have and form a very powerful part of the Program. The Program is also honoured to have presenters from Independence Australia - trauma survivors who sustained a spinal cord injury who come and present to the students about their experience of life post trauma.